List of United States Senators from Missouri

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Missouri was admitted to the Union on August 10, 1821. Its current Senators are Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Thomas Hart Benton (senator).jpg Thomas Hart Benton Democratic-
Republican
August 10, 1821 –
March 4, 1851
17 1 Elected in 1821
Jacksonian
Democratic
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19
Jacksonian 20 2 Re-elected in 1827
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22
23 3 Re-elected in 1833
24
25
26 4 Re-elected in 1839
27
28
29 5 Re-elected in 1845

Lost re-election
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31
2 HSGeyer.jpg Henry S. Geyer Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1857
32 6 Elected in 1851

Retired
33
34
3 TPolk.jpg Trusten Polk Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 10, 1862
35 7 Elected in 1857

Expelled
36
37
Vacant January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
4 John B. Henderson - Brady-Handy.jpg John B. Henderson Unconditional
Unionist
January 17, 1862 –
March 4, 1869
Appointed to finish Polk's term
38 8 Elected to full term in 1863

Retired
39
40
5 Carl-Schurz.jpg Carl Schurz Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
41 9 Elected in 1869

Retired
42
43
6 Francis Cockrell - Brady-Handy.jpg Francis Cockrell Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1905
44 10 Elected in 1875
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46
47 11 Re-elected in 1881
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49
50 12 Re-elected in 1887
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52
53 13 Re-elected in 1893
54
55
56 14 Re-elected in 1899

Retired
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58
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
March 18, 1905

59

15
7 Senator William Warner.jpg William Warner Republican March 18, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
Elected late in 1905

Retired
60
61
8 James Alexander Reed.jpg James A. Reed Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1929
62 16 Elected in 1910
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64
65 17 Re-elected in 1916
66
67
68 18 Re-elected in 1922

Retired
69
70
9 RoscoeCPatterson.jpg Roscoe C. Patterson Republican March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
71 19 Elected in 1928

Lost re-election
72
73
10 Harry S. Truman.jpg Harry S. Truman Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 17, 1945
74 20 Elected in 1934
75
76
77 21 Re-elected in 1940

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
78
79
11 Frank Briggs.jpg Frank P. Briggs Democratic January 18, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Truman's term

Lost election to full term
12 Jamespkem.jpg James P. Kem Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80 22 Elected in 1946

Lost re-election
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82
13 Stuart Symington.jpg Stuart Symington Democratic January 3, 1953 –
December 27, 1976
83 23 Elected in 1952
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85
86 24 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 25 Elected in 1964
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91
92 26 Elected in 1970

Retired, then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority
93
94
14 JohnDanforth.jpg John Danforth Republican December 27, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Symington's term,
having already been elected to the next term
95 27 Elected in 1976
96
97
98 28 Re-elected in 1982

Retired
99
100
101 29 Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
15 John Ashcroft.jpg John Ashcroft Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104 30 Elected in 1994

Lost re-election
105
106
16 Jean Carnahan.jpg Jean Carnahan Democratic January 3, 2001 –
November 25, 2002
107 31 Appointed to begin Senator-elect Mel Carnahan's term

Lost election to finish Senator-elect Carnahan's term
17 Jim Talent official photo.jpg Jim Talent Republican November 25, 2002 –
January 3, 2007
107
(Continued)
Elected to finish Senator-elect Carnahan's term

Lost re-election
108
109
18 Claire McCaskill, Official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Claire McCaskill Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
110 32 Elected in 2006
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112
113 33 Re-elected in 2012
114
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 DavidBarton.jpg David Barton Democratic-
Republican
August 10, 1821 –
March 4, 1831
17 1 Elected in 1821
Adams
Republican
18
Adams 19 2 Re-elected in 1825

Lost re-election
20
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
2 Alexander Buckner Democratic March 4, 1831 –
June 6, 1833
22 3 Elected in 1831

Died
23
Vacant June 6, 1833 –
October 25, 1833
3 Lewis Fields Linn.jpg Lewis F. Linn Democratic October 25, 1833 –
October 3, 1843
Appointed to continue Buckner's term
Elected to finish Buckner's term
24
25 4 Elected to full term in 1836
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27
28 5 Re-elected in 1842

Died
Vacant October 3, 1843 –
October 14, 1843
4 David Rice Atchison.jpg David Rice Atchison Democratic October 14, 1843 –
March 4, 1855
Appointed to continue Linn's term
Elected to finish Linn's term
29
30
31 6 Elected to full term in 1848

Lost re-election
32
33
Vacant March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1857
34 7
5 JSGreen.jpg James S. Green Democratic January 12, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
34 Elected late in 1857

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36
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
March 17, 1861
37 8
6 WPJohnson.jpg Waldo P. Johnson Democratic March 17, 1861 –
January 10, 1862
Elected late in 1861

Expelled for disloyalty to the government
Vacant January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
7 RobWilson-Miss.jpg Robert Wilson Republican January 17, 1862 –
November 13, 1863
Appointed to continue Johnson's term

Successor qualified
38
8 B. Gratz Brown - Brady-Handy.jpg B. Gratz Brown Unconditional Unionist November 13, 1863 –
March 4, 1867
Elected to finish Johnson's term

Retired due to ill health
39
9 Charles D. Drake - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles D. Drake Republican March 4, 1867 –
December 19, 1870
40 9 Elected in 1867

Resigned to accept a judicial position
41
10 DTJewett.jpg Daniel T. Jewett Republican December 19, 1870 –
January 20, 1871
Appointed to continue Drake's term

Retired when successor elected
11 FPB, Jr.jpg Francis Blair Democratic January 20, 1871 –
March 4, 1873
Elected to finish Drake's term

Lost election to full term
42
12 Lewis V. Bogy - Brady-Handy.jpg Lewis V. Bogy Democratic March 4, 1873 –
September 20, 1877
43 10 Elected in 1872

Died
44
45
Vacant September 20, 1877 –
September 29, 1877
13 David H. Armstrong - Brady-Handy.jpg David H. Armstrong Democratic September 29, 1877 –
January 26, 1879
Appointed to continue Bogy's term

Retired
14 James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg James Shields Democratic January 27, 1879 –
March 4, 1879
Elected to finish Bogy's term

Retired
15 George Graham Vest.jpg George G. Vest Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1903
46 11 Elected in 1879
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49 12 Re-elected in 1885
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52 13 Re-elected in 1891
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55 14 Re-elected in 1897

Retired
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57
16 William Joel Stone.jpg William J. Stone Democratic March 4, 1903 –
April 14, 1918
58 15 Elected in 1902
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60
61 16 Re-elected in 1908
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63
64 17 Re-elected in 1914

Died
65
Vacant April 14, 1918 –
April 30, 1918
17 Senator Xenophon Pierce.jpg Xenophon P. Wilfley Democratic April 30, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Appointed to continue Stone's term

Lost election to finish Stone's term
18 Selden Palmer Spencer.jpg Selden P. Spencer Republican November 6, 1918 –
May 16, 1925
Elected to finish Stone's term
66
67 18 Elected to full term in 1920

Died
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69
Vacant May 16, 1925 –
May 25, 1925
19 George H. Williams Republican May 25, 1925 –
December 5, 1926
Appointed to continue Spencer's term

Lost election to finish Spencer's term
20 Harry Bartow Hawes.jpg Harry B. Hawes Democratic December 6, 1926 –
February 3, 1933
Elected to finish Spencer's term
70 19 Elected to full term in 1926

Retired, then resigned early
71
72
21 C000440.jpg Joel B. Clark Democratic February 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
Appointed to finish Hawes's term,
having already been elected to the next term
73 20 Elected to full term in 1932
74
75
76 21 Re-elected in 1938

Lost renomination
77
78
22 Forrest C. Donnell.jpg Forrest C. Donnell Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
79 22 Elected in 1944

Lost re-election
80
81
23 Thomas Carey Hennings.jpg Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1951 –
September 13, 1960
82 23 Elected in 1950
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84
85 24 Re-elected in 1956

Died
86
Vacant September 13, 1960 –
September 23, 1960
24 L000415.jpg Edward V. Long Democratic September 23, 1960 –
December 27, 1968
Appointed to finish Henning's term
87
88 25 Elected to full term in 1962

Lost renomination, and resigned early.
89
90
25 ThomasEagleton.jpg Thomas Eagleton Democratic December 28, 1968 –
January 3, 1987
Appointed to finish Long's term,
having been elected to next term.
91 26 Elected in 1968
92
93
94 27 Re-elected in 1974
95
96
97 28 Re-elected in 1980

Retired
97
99
26 Kit Bond official portrait cropped.jpg Kit Bond Republican January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2011
100 29 Elected in 1986
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103 30 Re-elected in 1992
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106 31 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 32 Re-elected in 2004

Retired
110
111
27 Roy Blunt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Roy Blunt Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112 33 Elected in 2010
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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